Brat Receives “Worst For Women” Award, Is Targeted by Campaign

American Bridge and UltraViolet PAC have launched a new campaign targeting U.S. Rep. Dave Brat for being one of the worst members of Congress for women in the entire country. Today, the organizations delivered a “Worst for Women” award to Brat’s district office in Glen Allen. This campaign highlights more than a dozen members of Congress as the “Worst for Women” with digital ads and a new micro-site featuring an inaugural legislative scorecard.

The most alarming parts of Brat’s specific record when it comes to women can be seen here

A Virginian activist concerned with Brat’s dangerous and extreme agenda presented the “Worst for Women” award to Rep. Brat’s office in Glen Allen today:

UltraViolet PAC and American Bridge delivered a Worst for Women
award to Dave Brat’s office in Glen Allen today.

The Worst for Women campaign has involved a five-figure digital buy, and it directs persuadable female voters to learn about the unaccpetable actions of members like Brat […]

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American Bridge calls on Barbara Comstock to immediately return campaign donations from alleged insider trader Chris Collins

American Bridge is calling on Barbara Comstock to part with the thousands of dollars given to her campaign by the political action committee of Congressman Chris Collins, who was arrested and charged with insider trading this week by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Since 2014, Comstock has accepted a total of $2,000 from Collins’s committee, the Congressional House Republican in Service PAC.

“Chris Collins epitomizes the Republican culture of corruption in Washington and Barbara Comstock should have returned this dirty money on Wednesday,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “Comstock has used her office to back policies that help the wealthy at everyone else’s expense, and campaigning on that kind of record with money from an accused felon is unconscionable.”

Collins, a board member of Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, is alleged to have illegally arranged for his stock in the company to be dumped upon learning that the chief drug it was developing had proven to be a […]

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Kevin Cramer and Corey Stewart Courted the Support of an Extreme Anti-LGBT Group

“The fact that Kevin Cramer and Corey Stewart courted the support of this group is disgraceful,”said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “National Republicans should disavow any candidate that chooses to associate himself with this group and its repugnant views.”

CNN: GOP Senate nominees Kevin Cramer, Corey Stewart sought support of extreme anti-gay group

By Andrew Kaczynski | June 14, 2018

“North Dakota’s Kevin Cramer and Virginia’s Corey Stewart, who both won the Republican nomination in their respective states on Tuesday, filled out a ‘Senate Candidate Survey’ for the group Public Advocate of the United States.”

“The survey asks eight questions about a candidate’s positions on LGBT issues, including whether a candidate would ‘oppose all efforts to make public restrooms and changing-rooms unsafe through so-called ‘Transgender Bathrooms’ legislation and regulations – which have the effect of encouraging and protecting pedophiles.’“

“Another question asks if the candidate agrees that public schools should be ‘prevented from brainwashing elementary school children […]

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Memo: Following Virginia Victory, Democrats Are Poised for 2018 Gains

MEMO

To: Interested Parties
From: Bradley Beychok, American Bridge 21st Century President
Date: 11/7/2017
Subject: Following Virginia Victory, Democrats Are Poised for 2018 Gains

The Democratic victory in Virginia is a sign of a coming wave in 2018. If we stay on this trajectory, Democrats are going to have a very successful 2018.

What you should be watching: the margin in Alabama next month. If the margin in Alabama surprises you the way Democrats surprised you tonight, Republicans shouldn’t be bracing for a wave in 2018 — they should be bracing for a tsunami

Across Virginia and in every 2018 battleground state, Democrats are enthusiastic and motivated, while Republicans are mired in dysfunction, chaos, and controversy. They are also demoralized as a result of their inability to accomplish their legislative goals, and as a result, are lagging in support and fundraising. Furthermore, they have no strategy to move forward; for those who thought the key to success was to mimic Trump, Virginia proved otherwise, as voters […]

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NEW AD: Gillespie Calls Northern Virginia “Enemy Territory”

Following leaked audio of Ed Gillespie claiming Northern Virginia was “enemy territory” that was released yesterday, American Bridge today launched an online ad buy that highlighted the comment to Northern Virginia voters, noting that behind closed doors, Gillespie demonized one third of Virginia voters.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Ed Gillespie’s campaign has been one of the most divisive in history – from his hateful, bigoted campaign advertisements to his policies that would strip away health care from Virginians. Virginians deserves a governor who unites Virginia, not divides it like Ed Gillespie.”

Narrator: Ed Gillespie has run one of the most divisive campaigns for governor in history. Now, behind closed doors, he demonizes one third of Virginia voters, labeling Northern Virginia as “enemy territory.” We need a governor who unites Virginia, not divides it.

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Obama, Clinton Voices Featured In New American Bridge GOTV Digital Ad

Just days away from the Virginia gubernatorial election American Bridge released a second Get-Out-The-Vote digital ad encouraging progressive voters to vote.

The latest ad highlights the days following Election Day one year ago, urging voters to turn out to vote on Tuesday, noting that a drop in turnout is what swayed the election in the end. The ad includes footage from Hillary Clinton’s concession speech and President Obama’s recent campaign event with Ralph Northam in Virginia.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:
“The stakes could not be higher in the Virginia governor’s race, where Ed Gillespie has fully embraced Donald Trump’s hateful, bigoted campaign playbook. Don’t let this happen again.”

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LEAKED AUDIO: Gillespie Calls Northern Virginia “Enemy Territory”

In a newly released audio recording obtained by American Bridge, Republican nominee Ed Gillespie calls Northern Virginia, which contains nearly a third of the state’s diverse population, “enemy territory.”

During a Gillespie fundraiser on September 14 at the home of Suzanne and Mark Obenshain, Mr. Obenshain notes that he’d seen Gillespie campaigning at a Metro stop in the area, at which point Gillespie jumps in, calling the area “enemy territory.”

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Ed Gillespie has divided Virginians during his entire campaign for Governor – from his hateful campaign advertisements to his policies that would take away health care from Virginians — this is just the latest example of his divisive campaign.”

 

Gillespie Calls Northern Virginia “Enemy Territory”

Transcript:

Mark Obenshain: And they are prepared to take Virginia on a hard-left turn, and we have a great opportunity this year. It’s why […]

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American Bridge Rolls out Series of GOTV Digital Ads

Today, American Bridge launched a series of Get-Out-The-Vote ads in Virginia. Targeting democratic and progressive voters, these ads will encourage Virginia voters to show up at their polls and vote for the Democratic ticket on November 7th.

The first ad, focused on women’s health, calls out Republican nominee Ed Gillespie for wanting to “turn back the clock for women.” During this campaign, Ed Gillespie has admitted he wanted to ban abortion, sounding more like his friend Trump’s plan to punish women for having an abortion. In 2012, Ed Gillespie was the “brain child” behind Conscious Cause, a group that aimed to strip away the birth control mandate from the Affordable Care Act.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“From wanting to ban abortion to weakening birth control access, Gillespie doesn’t trust women to make their own decisions about their body. Northam trusts women. The […]

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WATCH: Corey Stewart speaks for Trump: “We Want Ed To Win”

Just a week from the general election, Stewart said today that he thought it was a mistake for Ed Gillespie to distance himself from Trump. But regardless of Gillespie’s ghosting on both Stewart and Trump during his campaign, Stewart also said that he and Trump were unified in their steadfast support for Gillespie.
American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:
“Make no mistake-Trump and Stewart are on the Gillespie team because Gillespie has adopted their disgusting racist rhetoric and policies throughout this campaign. A vote for Gillespie is a vote for Trump, plain and simple.”

Transcript:
Question: “What is your feeling that Mr. Gillespie has not invited you to appear with him?”
Corey Stewart: “That’s fine. Look, he sees me as the extension of the President. You know, their position is we need to try to reach out to more independent voters and that’s their decision. […]

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#EnronEd Disrupts Maro Rubio-Ed Gillespie Rally

Just 8 days out from the Virginia gubernatorial election, American Bridge spokespeople appeared outside a joint Marco Rubio-Ed Gillespie rally to hand out Enron Ed’s résumé– highlighting Gillespie’s long career as a Washington lobbyist. Lowlights from Gillespie’s sorted past include serving as a student loan industry lobbyist, an asbestos lobbyist, a social security privatization lobbyist, and, of course, an Enron lobbyist.

Enron Ed was joined by protesters from CASA In Action protesting Gillespie’s bigoted, anti-immigrant campaign ads.

Here’s the local Fox News Coverage:

A copy of the résumé and photos of the event are attached.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Ed Gillespie has shown his true colors during this campaign — by adopting  Donald Trump’s horrifying bigoted attacks in the hopes they will help his flailing campaign. Virginians know the truth: Ed Gillespie will sell them out for a buck or for a political […]

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